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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Wednesday 10 April 2013


Happy WOYWW to one and all.
Well as you can see, mine is a complete mess again!
I've been working on demo samples for Ally Pally and have had a great time covering myself and everything else with gilding flakes.  I've warned the family that they had better not stay still for too long otherwise I'll gild them as well! 
I've also been playing with some home d├ęcor which is something I've never really done before but have fallen in love with.
For this one I've used the Studio490 Art Parts.  The stamps are by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions and are the Vintage Baking set.  I bought them ages ago and had forgotten about them but they seemed just right for this wall hanging.  The roses were made from the Button Floral stamp set (again Sam and CE).  They've been dipped in the Melt Pot with clear UTEE as have all the little stamped images and the message.  I cut out the shape for the message before I dipped in in the UTEE.  I didn't have the right size die for the matt so I drew around the outside of the shape and cut it out by hand.  It's a great way of getting more from your dies.
The papers are from a Tim Holtz pad.
I used some wire that I twisted around a pencil for the hanger and added some ribbon scraps to finish.
Hope you like it.
Getting VERY excited about Ally Pally now.  I do love to demo and have got some lovely projects ready with the gilding flakes so hope to see some of you there.....if only to see how much of a mess I can get in.....that glue is soooo strong!!
Don't forget Sue is on C&C and Ideal World today with her amazing Spellbinder shows.  Come and see her on the Rubbernecker stand at Ally Pally this weekend.  Sam Poole will be on the Creative Expressions stand as will Julia Watts and on Sunday they'll be joined by Hels and Leonie.
The blog candy is still up for grabs.  To enter, find the posting further down and follow the instructions.
Right, back to the studio to prep for the afternoon demo!
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving comments.


Belinda Basson said...

Never used gilding flakes, good thing I am too far away from the UK to go to Ally Pally as I can feel a new product addiction coming my way! Enjoy the demmos and look out for Neil Walker he will also be there...#23

Claire said...

your ornament is just stunning! my kinda creation :)
thanks for stopping by already - i figured i needed to ask dad as many questions as poss - family stories get lost, don't they?
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 4

Helen said...

Your samples look fab - will come by and see them on Saturday!! Helen, 8

Neil said...

Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having, or going to have, or have already had a great day (dependent on where exactly in the world you are!)
Samples look great, looking forward to seeing them closer on Saturday
Neil #7

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a magnificent project!! Just stunning! I have had four little pots of gilding flakes on my desk since they arrived in the mail...about two months ago. I refuse to put them away because I want to use them! Things keep getting in my way though, lol! SOON!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

MiniOwner said...

Oh my that's one stunning project! I'll look out for you at AP on Saturday. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@44)

Jackie said...

Hope to go in Saturday will look out for your lovely work
Thanks for visiting me bright and early this morning
Jackie 3

Neet said...

I too love to del - have a great weekend. Love the hanging you have done -looks so shiny with the utee. Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet number 16 xx

Christine B. said...

Lovely wall hanging looks really nice with the utee. Wish I was coming to Ally Pally. Hugs x ChrisB

Francesca said...

wish my desk was as messy as that. Do love gilding flakes but they do get everywhere. Have a good day. Francesca #29

Ann B said...

Thanks for visiting my desk and for your kind comment, just back from shopping (no craft I'm afraid) and catching up on a few desks.

Looks like you have been working hard on your samples and prep for Ally Pally, just wished I lived nearer and could come - maybe sometime.

Ann B

Cardarian said...

Oh I will definitly swing by - looking forward to meeting you at Ally Pally!

Unknown said...

Awww...so many of you are going to Ally Pally--I don't know what it is, but it sounds fun! I will be sure and post my celery stamping results--I do plan to paint it with acrylic paint...I'm going to try it tonight. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the fact that you gild everything that stands still, lol! I'm a bit like that with glitter at cHristmas time (I work in a school you see!)
Hope Ally Pally goes well :)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Lisa said...

Wow, fab stuff! Loving the gilding. Happy WOYWW. Lisa Sparkle :) #43

505whimsygirl said...

I love your wall hanging! Very cool.

Still snowing here.... the calendar says spring but then again, Mother Nature has her own schedule!

Thanks for visiting me already!

Kay (12)

Unknown said...

Will look out for you at Ally Pally.
Thank you for stopping by.
Karen #73

Nikki said...

Beautiful Wall art the gilding looks fantastic love the gloss on the flowers :) hugs Nikki 2

Caro said...

I love the mask on your desk and I have to say that it doesn't look messy at all - you can actually see the desk! The home decor is stunning, well done you. Thanks for sharing. Caro #53

kathi17 said...

Those gilding flakes look beautiful. It's one of those things I always plan on getting, and still haven't gotten. Love the ornament too!

It's my first week for WOYWW, and it was fun visiting. Kathi #109

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Pam, love your home decor piece the colours are great and the images perfect. I'm doing a melt pot workshop with Hels in May and hope I will be learning how to make gorgeous blooms like yours. Have a great time at AP and enjoy your workshop with Dyan. Thanks for your visit MMx #66

BJ said...

Never been to Ally Pally, not sure I could cope with the journey despite only living in North Surrey! (not a good traveller) Have a great time there. Thanks for visiting me today BJ#20

Ali H said...

Hi thanks for stopping by earlier ! I am hoping to make it up to Ally Pally on Saturday from here in the depths of West Wales with a couple of scrappy friends - hope we get to see your demo ! Ali #15

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Pam oh I wish I was going to Ally Pally now.. your hanging is lovely and your desk looks very tidy to me. thanks for your visit, the flower pounding is a bit like flour pounding. I will try and post some next week
janet #25

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Magnificent project! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

okienurse said...

awesome looking home decor. I love making canvases and I have run out of wall space so I may have to try something different too. Bought some gilding flakes and glue but have yet to try them out! Sorry I have been absent the past couple weeks but life has taken its toll and sometimes you just have to give in to it and go with the flow! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #58

Darnell said...

Oh, fantastic post, Pam! Entering here is like traveling to another planet to me and I love the visit! Your work is amazing!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #47

scrappymo! said...

One day I hope to get to Ally Pally...just have to time my trips across the pond more carefully!

Be sure to pop back and show us what you created afterwards!

Mary said...

I had a good snoop around your blog, and I very much like what I saw. I'm glad to have found you!

Sandy said...

Oh how glossy and wonderful your wall hanging looks. Would be so much fun to play with UTEE is on my wish list.. Thanks for the visit to my blog..
Sandy :) #30

Anonymous said...

Well, glad you have taken to decor items with such zest! This one is just stunning!

MA (10) and late!

sandra de said...

Gilding flakes new to me ... but lovely to see what you are creating. Enjoy your Ally pally show.'
Sandra @27

Di said...

Five of us friends will be at Ally Pally - hope to manage to squeeze through the crowds to see what you're up to - from the comments Saturday is gonna be a busy day! Have fun!

Di xx


Hi Pam
Hope the demoing went well. Oh I love gilding flakes and have done something similar using cold laminate sheets that have an adhesive side built in to them.Love the arty hanging project too. Thanks for dropping by my desk/blog too. I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am.
Annette In Oz #109

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your samples! I wont be able to make it to ally pally, hope you have a great weekend though!

glitterandglue said...

You have been having fun! Hope all goes well at the demos.
Margaret (glitterandglue #143)

SueH said...

Thanks for stopping by this week Pam. I’m sorry it’s taken my so long to make a return visit but just not felt much like spending time on the computer up till now. But I’m on the mend now and ‘ready to party’.

You certainly were having fun with those gilding flakes and I love all the cards you’ve made, especially the one with the hearts on that you showed on Friday, it’s beautiful. Hope you have fun at Ally Pally, I’m not going this time.
Happy Crafting!